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    Russia today: What new information did we learn about the Trump-Russia connection?
    Mar03

    Russia today: What new information did we learn about the Trump-Russia connection?

    Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Alexei Nikolsky/Evan Vucci/Photo montage by Salon) The last 48 hours have seen such a massive unraveling of major news about President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia that we, quite frankly, didn’t know where to start. You may not either. So here’s roundup of major things that broke....

    Russia Says US Infighting on Sessions Hampers Mending Ties
    Mar03

    Russia Says US Infighting on Sessions Hampers Mending Ties

    MOSCOW—As the drama over Attorney General Jeff Sessions plays out in Washington, the Kremlin is watching with a mixture of frustration and regret how the uproar is blocking progress on pressing issues on the U.S.-Russian agenda. Despite the dashed hopes for a quick thaw, however, Moscow is voicing its readiness to wait as long as it takes....

    Why Sweden Brought Back the Draft
    Mar03

    Why Sweden Brought Back the Draft

    In 2010, Sweden ended a 109-year-old national tradition by abolishing its military draft. At the time, the decision seemed like an obvious one; only 5,000 soldiers were being conscripted into the army—a 10-percent sliver of the mandatory enlistment in Sweden during the height of the Cold War and the 1990s, when most European countries had...

    Trump Takes on The Blob
    Mar03

    Trump Takes on The Blob

    Late on the evening of February 13, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign after just 24 days on the job. It was the shortest, rockiest tenure of any national security adviser since the post was created in the aftermath of World War II. Flynn, embroiled in a scandal over his contacts with the...

    Sessions recuses himself from Trump-Russia probe
    Mar03

    Sessions recuses himself from Trump-Russia probe

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that he will recuse himself from any investigations related to campaigns for president, including any probe into contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian officials. “I have recused myself in the matters that deal with the Trump campaign,” Sessions told reporters...

    This Is Important
    Mar03

    This Is Important

    This is important if you care about the Trump Russia story. One of the first bits of news that attracted attention to this possible link was a Trump campaign effort to soften the GOP platform’s plank on Russia and Ukraine at the GOP convention. The Trump foreign policy advisor who was monitoring the platform committee for the campaign...

    Making Idiosyncratic Art in a Totalitarian Society
    Mar03

    Making Idiosyncratic Art in a Totalitarian Society

    Alexander Dovzhenko, a Ukrainian filmmaker, is best known today for a series of political pictures he wrote and directed in the early Stalin years, movies that kept drifting in directions that risked the wrath of the Soviet authorities. Arsenal (1929), set in the Russian Civil War, had hints of pacifism. Earth (1930) was supposed to be a...

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Sixth Week.
    Mar03

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Sixth Week.

    In his first work, On the Heights of Despair, the dour Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran wrote, “No matter which way we go, it is no better than any other. It is all the same whether you achieve something or not, have faith or not, just as it is all the same whether you cry or remain silent.” These words, no doubt, are comfort to President Donald...

    Trump Ally Drastically Changes Story About Altering GOP Platform On Ukraine
    Mar03

    Trump Ally Drastically Changes Story About Altering GOP Platform On Ukraine

    In a significant reversal, a Trump campaign official on Thursday told CNN that he personally advocated for softening the language on Ukraine in the GOP platform at the Republican National Convention, and that he did so on behalf of the President. Read More → …read more Source:...

    Sweden is bringing back the draft. Wait, what?
    Mar03

    Sweden is bringing back the draft. Wait, what?

    The reason comes down to one word: Russia. Sweden, that serene oasis of social democratic harmony in Scandinavia, is bringing back the draft. Next year, 4,000 men and women will be called for military service in Sweden. They’ll be chosen from a group of 13,000 young people born in 1999, consisting of both volunteers and conscripts, who will...